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Son of Monte Cristo [1940]
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Director:Rowland V. Lee
Writer:George Bruce
Composer:Edward Ward
Length:102 minutes
(1 hour 42 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:6.1/10
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: The beautiful Zona needs help to counter the dictator of Lichtenburg. In comes a mysterious man who turns out to be Edmund Dantes Jr.

Reaction: Not bad. An odd extrapolation from the original story. But fun here and there.

Personal Rating: 6/10

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Rowland V. Lee => Director
George Bruce => Writer
Edward Ward => Composer
Alexandre Dumas père => Novel
Charles Trowbridge => Priest
Charles Waldron => Kurt Mirbach (as Chas. Waldron Sr.)
Clayton Moore => Lieutenant Fritz Dorner
Edward Keane => Turnkey
Ernie Adams => Informer
Florence Bates => Countess Mathilde Von Braun
George Sanders => General Gurko Lanen
Georges Renavent => Marquis de Chatante
Henry Brandon => Lt. Schultz
Ian Wolfe => Conrad Stadt (as Ian MacWolfe)
Jack Mulhall => Schmidt
James Seay => Lieutenant Stone
Joan Bennett => Grand Duchess Zona of Lichtenburg
Lionel Belmore => Hercules Snyder
Lionel Royce => Colonel Zimmerman
Louis Hayward => Edmund Dantes Jr.
Margaret Fealy => Mrs. Snyder
Maurice Cass => Max, Tailor
Michael Mark => Archbishop
Michael Visaroff => Prince Paul Pavlov
Montagu Love => Prime Minister Baron Von Neuhoff
Ralph Byrd => William Gluck
Rand Brooks => Hans Mirbach
Stanley Andrews => Turnkey
Ted Oliver => Turnkey
Theodore von Eltz => Captain
Wyndham Standing => Chamberlain